Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Website image for Vianza | San Francisco commercial photographer

Not all jobs require a big production. This client for instance Vianza, called me with an easy dilemma (well, easy for me) -- they wanted to rid their website of having a stock photo for a hero image. Vianza is a start-up product curation company. They facilitate other companies, stores and boutiques from having to source through the entire world wide web for products and goods to sell. Vianza is a one-stop-shop for sourcing relevant goods for your needs.

After a thorough phone conversation with the founder of the company I gained a solid idea of what they do and represent. We collectively came up with a great concept for the image-- The idea was to create one colorful, imaginative image that shows a client happily experiencing Vianza to find products for their own company. Sourcing goods online can be daunting, and she had to look like she was enjoying herself while using this service because it makes her life so much easier. The environment was intended to look a bit like organized chaos. I had a small team on site to organize props and items in the scene, while I worked on getting the lighting just right. 

We used natural window light from the right (thank goodness for beautiful large north-facing windows) and a silver reflector wall built left to bounce some of that light back onto the scene. (The left of the image was darkened in post to accommodate the text overlay, even though it was shot evenly lit). Everyone I worked with was so dang efficient and effective, the pre-planning actual shoot post production took me about 6 hours to produce start to finish. I LOVE when that happens ;)

Here's the final image that is live on the site right now--

This was Vianza's website using a stock photo before--
Thank You Mita Patnaik, founder of Vianza for bringing me in for this, Micheal and Jackie Cardamone with 21 Bundles and Accelerprise + WeWork for your assistance and letting us shoot in your amazing space! (Special thanks to model Jackie Cerone :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 Resolution | San Francisco Fashion Photographer | Bay Area Commercial Photography Studio

Dear 2015, I resolve to: 
continue to work hard, be mindful of the value of my work and take on jobs that inspire me.
be inventive. 
create new professional relationships while fostering the old.
carve more time for my friends & family spending less time online and on social media.
play more music.
shoot more personal work creating images that inspire me.
reach for my dream clients and be consistent with my marketing plan.
take at least one bubble bath each week.
be disciplined in my yoga practice.
keep chasing the sun.
#HoldMeToIt // 
* latest collaboration* new work with Lizzie Gunst //JE Model Management + stylist Xela Gaerlan*

Monday, December 1, 2014

Collaboration with the lovely Julia Klein | Test Shoot | San Francisco Fashion Photographer

It takes a village...
Model: JULIA KLEIN, represented by Scout Model Management
Hair styled by TERRY ALABATA
Wardrobe and Prop Stylist: XELA GAERLAN
Wardrobe is from Freepeople, Anthropologie, Goorin, and Freda Salvador. Leather Jacket unknown.
Props provided by Electric Blanket
Location: take a guess! 

Julia with Kim Flink, JE Model Management-
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Behind the Scenes video from a recent shoot! | California Fashion Lifestyle Photographer Chrissy Lynn

So pumped to collaborate with Our Troubles Are Over Productions company. Their small team of video magicians tagged along a recent fashion shoot with me capturing the team, the models, and the beautiful windy beach we were on! Check out the first edit of the video below. 

| Credits & Thank You's |

KIM FLINKrepresented by JE Model Management
JULIA KLEIN, represented by Scout Model Management
LIZZIE GUNST, JE Model Management
ALEXIS WILLIAMS, Independent Model
TROY CASTENADA, JE Model Management
ALYSSA STEMBER, Independent Model
-Makeup Artist-
-Hair Stylist-
-Wardrobe Stylist- 
Freepeople, Anthropologie, Goorin, and Freda Salvador. Leather Jacket -vintage.
PROPS provided by Electric Blanket
 Michelle Greer and Jason Waicunas
LOCATION: Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands, CA

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Featured Photographer | Photoshelter | Bay Area Commercial Fashion Photography

I'm honored that leading photography website provider Photoshelter, has asked to feature my Beam portfolio site on their Examples page with other inspiring photographers.

If you are reading this post and searching for a photography website, you will love Photoshelter. Aside from looking, loading and performing better than any other templates out there, your image licensing, pricing and delivery options are fully customizable and endless -- making for some happy clients.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Blackphone | Commercial Lifestyle Photography | Bay Area Lifestyle Advertising Photographer

This past Spring I was hired by a local ad agency to create some photography for a brand new mobile product called Blackphone. Blackphone was to be the first truly "private" phone. In other words, undetectable and your data is incapable of being intercepted by anyone or anything. It has it's own private OS. You can read more about how awesome this phone is here - Blackphone is already in Wikipedia.

The agency wanted a collection of believable and relatable lifestyle images of the Blackphone -- product shots and lifestyle imagery showing the phone being used in public yet feeling private. We hired on 4 actors to shoot in 3 scenarios/ locations. I worked closely with the creative director to conceptualize the shots and timeline, working with best time of day at each location for most interesting light to work in. I also provided some product shots from my studio.

Below is a mixture of my favorite shots along with those already being used on the Blackphone website and in online advertising. These images and more will be releasing in the global market over a 3 year period of time across online and print mediums, keep an eye out! Special thanks to our our awesome talent, photo assistants Beata Pevny and Michelle Greer, and agency siberia for bringing me on for this. It was a smooth collaboration, an easy success and a lot of fun!